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Dr Michael Fell
  • Research Associate
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Michael Fell is a research associate at UCL Energy Institute. His work focuses on social aspects of energy use, in particular people's desire and ability to offer flexibility to electricity systems. He is currently working on two main projects: as researcher co-investigator on the Energy Revolution Research Consortium (EnergyREV) on smart local energy systems; and as a researcher on the UKRI Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions on distributed ledger technology and energy retail markets (see research summary section below for more info). His previous work has explored consumer demand for domestic demand-side response product offerings such as time of use electricity tariffs. Other research interests include energy feedback and energy education. He was seconded to BEIS during 2017-18, and in 2013 undertook a POST/EPSRC Fellowship in the House of Commons Library (briefing MPs on subjects in science and the environment). Prior to joining UCL he was the energy commissioning editor at Earthscan (a leading publisher of books and journals in sustainability).

Research Summary

Current projects (as of February 2019) include:

  • Researcher co-investigator on the Energy Revolution Research Consortium, working on the knowledge synthesis work package. This Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund project is looking at how smart local energy systems can be designed to benefit communities, business and the national energy system. The knowledge synthesis work package is drawing together learnings from EnergyREV and wider Prospering from the Energy Revolution initiatives with other evidence from around the world in order to best inform policy and practice.
  • Researcher on the UKRI Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions) on a project considering implications of distributed ledger-enabled retail markets for energy policy objectives. Information on this project is available at https://osf.io/gv2ex/.

Academic Background
2016 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Energy Research University College London
2012 MRes Master of Research University College London
2004 BSc Bachelor of Science University of Southampton
2003 MAI MaĆ®trise – Environmental Sciences Universite de Bordeaux 1
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